Swedish carrier Flyglinjen started flying an E145
between Kristianstad and Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport on August 12. The 428 kilometer city pair will be served
with up to three daily flights, six days per week. Block time each way is 60 minutes
The aircraft is configured with 49 seats and is
wet-leased from bmi regional. The U. K.
Carrier provides the airplane and crew and performs all maintenance. Flyglinjen handles all ground services and
ticket sales. Flyglinjen CEO Richard
Lofgren contracted with bmi regional to replace the Fokker 50s that were
previously flying on the route. The
regional jets will reduce travel time and introduce morning and evening flights
that are better timed for same-day business travellers. Flyglinjen is the only scheduled airline
flying between Arlanda and Kristianstad.
bmi regional has a long history of wet
leasing. The E145 agreement between the
two airlines is for ten months.